Day 1 - Wednesday May 23rd
8:00 am - 9:00 am

** WELLNESS SESSION **

YOGA

Hard Rock Hotel Rooftop

Briefing: Start your day right at IMS Ibiza with daily yoga practice on the Hard Rock Hotel rooftop, morning sessions will be led by Sophie Clyde and soundtracked by Pandora, providing the foundations for a productive and balanced summit day. Limited spots available, book now. info@internationalmusicsummit.com

9:30 am - 11:00 am

BY INVITATION
IMS BREAKFAST CLUB

Hosted by Shesaid.so

Tatel Restaurant, Hard Rock Hotel

Briefing: Join us for breakfast and meet the teams behind shesaidso and IMS alongside conference delegates in this early morning session focused on diversity, inclusion and mentoring. shesaidso will introduce one of their leading projects in 2018, she.grows, a mentoring scheme that aims to foster more diverse role models and richer dynamics across multiple generations in music.

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

CLOSED MEETING
AFEM: ASSOCIATION FOR ELECTRONIC MUSIC – BOARD OF ADVISORS MEETING

IMS Meeting Room

Briefing: Board Meeting for the Association for Electronic Music. If you want to know more about AFEM, contact Greg Marshall at greg@afemorg.net

12:00 pm - 12:05 pm

OPENING REMARKS
Presented by the IMS Partners

Briefing: A selection of the five IMS Partners set the tone for the week.

12:05 pm - 12:20 pm

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
IN MEMORY OF AVICII BY PETE TONG

Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1, Broadcaster, UK)

Briefing: Pete Tong – the most authoritative voice in electronic music – opens the IMS with a response to the tragic passing of Avicii and issues thoughts on how the industry can better deal with the stresses and strains of life in the music business.

12:20 pm - 1:10 pm

SAFE FROM HARM – OUR DUTY OF CARE

Blaise James (DJ/Remedy State, Co-Founder, USA)
Christine Brown (Help Musicians, Director of External Affairs & Bus. Development, UK)
Dan Tait (Pioneer DJ/DJsounds, Editor, UK)
Danny Howard (BBC Radio 1, Artist, UK)
Kelly Money (Little Empire Music, Vice President, UK)
Matthew Stuart (ATC Management, Artist Manager, UK)
Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1, Broadcaster, UK)

Moderated by Mark Lawrence (AFEM: Association for Electronic Music, CEO, UK)

Briefing: Following on from Pioneer DJ and DJsounds’ documentary focusing on mental health and the tragic passing of Avicii, what are the issues faced by touring DJs? What are the warning signs of problems? AFEM discusses why it is time to protect the health of global artists not the wealth of global businesses…

1:10 pm - 1:25 pm

IMS BUSINESS REPORT 2018

Presented by Kevin Watson (Author of IMS Business Report, UK)

Briefing: The IMS Business Report has helped contextualise the overall value of the global electronic music industry, its results the focus of much media attention.

1:25 pm - 2:15 pm

SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN DJ CULTURE – HOSTED BY SHESAID.SO

Andreea Magdalina (Shesaid.so, Founder, USA)
B.Traits (Artist, Canada)
Carl Loben (DJ Mag, Editor-in-Chief, UK)
Carly Wilford (SISTER Collective, DJ/Presenter & Creator, UK)
Honey Dijon (Artist, USA)
Mark Lawrence (AFEM: Association for Electronic Music, CEO, UK)

Moderated by Kate Hutchinson (The Guardian, Journalist, UK)

Briefing: For too long sexual misconduct has not only been rife but it’s even been glamourised in the music industry. Today, the rise of collectives such as shesaidso, bolstered by widespread initiatives like #MeToo, are helping to address the issue and change the conversation. In this discussion, we aim to learn how sexual harassment and other misconduct is manifesting in DJ culture and explore solutions that will not only minimise and put an end to these scenarios but also lead to fundamental changes in dance music as it relates to diversity and inclusion.

2:15 pm - 3:05 pm

THE ANNUAL DIGITAL DEBATE

Alexander Holland (Deezer, Chief Content and Product Officer, France)
Chris Manning (The Orchard, Senior Director/International Operations, UK)
Eric Wahlforss (Soundcloud, Founder & Chief Product Officer, Germany)
Jonathan Barnes (Pandora, Head of Label Licensing, USA)
Katy Ellis (Anglo Management, Manager, UK)
Matt Abott (Label Worx/AFEM, CEO/Co-Founder and Exec Board, UK)
Matthew Adell (Native Instruments, Chief Digital Officer, USA)
Maykel Piron (Armada Music, Co-Founder/CEO, Netherlands)

Moderated by Robb McDaniels (Beatport, CEO, USA)

Briefing: The Annual Digital Debate this year brings in speakers from the artist side – managers and label heads representing the likes of Armin and Fatboy Slim. Also, we welcome Pandora and The Orchard to IMS for the first time. Always an insightful debate…

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

✶✶ OFFICIAL EVENT / PARTY ✶✶

MINISTRY OF SOUND

Kideko + Ministry of Sound DJs

Hard Rock Hotel – Poolside

Briefing: World-famous Ministry of Sound takes over poolside. Join us for a one off session with some new music and very special guests

3:05 pm - 3:20 pm

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
BELIEVING IN BLOCKCHAIN by BENJI ROGER

Benji Rogers (dotBlockchain Media, CEO & Co-Founder, USA)  

Briefing: Benji Rogers is the go-to man in the music industry to understand the BlockChain opportunity. Here he expresses why we all need to be Believing in Blockchain.

3:20 pm - 3:50 pm

BLOCKCHAIN 101

Benji Rogers (dotBlockchain Media, CEO, USA)
Kurosh Nasseri (AFEM/Nasseric Inc, Co-founder/Attorney, USA)
Rui da Silva (Artist, Portugal)

Moderated by TBC

Briefing: After words of inspiration from Benji Rogers, we go deeper into the platform with a full overview including insight from music artist Rui da Silva and attorney Kurosh Nasseri.

3:50 pm - 4:20 pm

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW
15 YEARS OF ARMADA MUSIC – SAILING INTO THE FUTURE

Maykel Piron (Armada Music, Co-Founder/CEO, Netherlands )

Interviewed Carl Loben (DJ Magazine, Editor, UK)

Briefing: Armada Music is a machine unlike any in global dance music – label, publishing, radio show, recording studios… It is one of the most successful and innovative in terms of embracing new technologies and partnerships. Meet Maykel, its Co-Founder and CEO.

4:20 pm - 4:30 pm

VISIONARIES CONTEST WINNER – PRESENTED BY IMS & MIXMAG

Ben Turner (IMS/Graphite, Co-Founder, UK)
Robbie Murch (Identification of Music Group, CEO, UK)
Seb Wheeler (Mixmag, Head of Digital, UK) – AMENDED

Briefing: Now in its fourth year, the IMS x Mixmag Visionaries contest is a global search for the next generation of industry innovators, this session will reveal and celebrate the successful 2018 applicant.

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

MIXMAG’S 5 UNDER 25: THE VISIONARIES TAKING DANCE MUSIC FORWARD

Caroline Simionescu-Marin (XL Recordings/New Gen, A&R Manager/Founder, UK)
Jay Jay Revlon (DJ, Host and Cultural Events Curator, UK)
Marina Blake (Brainchild Festival, Creative Director, UK)
Martha Pazienti Caidan (Resident Advisor, DJ/Radio Presenter/Producer, UK)
IMS x Mixmag Visionaries Winner 2018

Moderated by Jaguar Bingham (Mixmag TV, Presenter, UK)

Briefing: Electronic music was built by people doing things on their own terms. From Phuture birthing acid on a TB-303 to Dizzee Rascal creating grime on the Music 200 Playstation game, a do-it-yourself ethos has always pushed the movement into the future. Meet five visionaries under 25 who are changing the shape of our scene and taking things forward.

5:00 pm - 5:15 pm

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
HOW TO SLEEP BETTER by TOM MIDDLETON

Tom Middleton (Sound Architect/Designer, Psychoacoustics R&D, UK)

Briefing: Tom Middleton, founding member of Global Communication, stunned the community this year with the launch of the Sleep Better Sounds platform and psychoacoustic soundscapes album. Now a fully-trained Sleep Science Coach, he shares his wisdom on the importance of sleep and, most importantly, how to get to sleep!

5:15 pm - 5:45 pm

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW – TODD TERRY

Todd Terry (DJ/Producer, USA)

Interviewed by Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1 / IMS, Artist, UK)

Briefing: Todd “The God” Terry has seen it all – from the toughest streets of New York to international fame as one of the most successful house music producers of our time. IMS goes deep into his life and career, interviewed by IMS partner Pete Tong.

5:45 pm - 6:30 pm

IMS ACCELERATOR

Inder Phull (KRPT, Founder/CEO, UK)
Mark Lawrence (AFEM: Association for Electronic Music, CEO, UK)
Shino Allen (Tsumi, Managing Director, UK)

Start-ups

Jesse Grushack (Ujo Music, Co-Founder, USA)
Felipe Callado (Gigloop, Co-Founder, France)
Sebastian Cochinescu (SoundFeed, Co-Founder & Chief Blockchain Officer, Romania)

Briefing: IMS Accelerator is a brand new platform aiming to spotlight and support the next wave of innovative music business start-ups. Three companies will be given a chance to pitch their idea to the IMS audience with one winning a tailored package to help raise their profile and support their vision.

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

✶✶ OFFICIAL EVENT / PARTY ✶✶

IMS NETWORKING DRINKSPRESENTED BY ULTRA RECORDS

Hard Rock Hotel Poolside. Free for delegates

EMBRZ + Special guests

Briefing: The leading networking event at IMS is once again hosted by our friends at Ultra Music from New York. This is the moment where everybody connects and gets the week moving!

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

INTERACTIVE
OPEN MIC PITCHING – NETWORKING NOW!

Hosted by:
Jason Swamy (NetEase Cloud Music, Co-Founder/Head of Business Development, China)
John Acquaviva (Plus Eight Equity Partners, Managing Partner, USA)
Rado Docheva (Demand Artists, Co-Owner, Italy-Bulgaria)
Shino Allen (Tsumi, Managing Director, UK)

Briefing: John Acquaviva leads an open-format debate featuring an open-mic to encourage an openness of ideas and thinking amongst the IMS delegation. Simply hand in your business card to the front of the stage and your time will come. Our panel of experts will help guide your vision…

7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

✶✶ OFFICIAL EVENT / PARTY ✶✶

BALEARIC GABBA SOUND SYSTEM

Hostal La Torre, Cap Negret. Free for delegates

Pete Gooding, Carl Loben

Briefing: Sunset at Hostal La Torre with resident Pete Gooding, join him will be Balearic Gabba Sound System from Italy and DJ Magazine editor Carl Loben

8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

✶✶ OFFICIAL EVENT / PARTY ✶✶

MAMBOLAND AGENCY SHOWCASE

Café Mambo Ibiza, San Antonio. Free for delegates

Chelina Manuhutu, DJ Oliver, Danny O

Briefing: Mamboland Agency Showcase at Café Mambo with the very special guest Chelina Manuhutu, the Ibiza Legend Dj Oliver and our Mambo Resident Danny O!

8:00 pm - 12:00 am

✶✶ OFFICIAL EVENT / PARTY ✶✶

IMS LEGENDS DINNER: IN HONOUR OF UNDERWORLD

HEART Ibiza, Ibiza Town

Briefing: The annual IMS Legends Dinner takes a new twist as not only do we honour iconic electronic music band Underworld – we also invite them to perform live. Book immediately to attend this special dinner event, this year taking place at the beautiful Heart venue.

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

** OFFICIAL EVENT / PARTY **

DJ MAG HQ IBIZA PRESENTS DAVID MORALES

Hard Rock Hotel – Rooftop

Briefing: House music legend David Morales joins DJ Mag on the Hard Rock Hotel Rooftop for an exclusive set, to be broadcast live via DJ Mag’s Facebook & YouTube.

11:59 pm - 6:00 am

✶✶ OFFICIAL EVENT / PARTY ✶✶

UNDERWORLD LIVE PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS

HEART Ibiza, Ibiza Town

Artists: Underworld LIVE +

Briefing: Full live show from Underworld plus DJ support from Sven Väth, Pete Tong, Mark Knight and Tibi Dabo. Limited General Admission tickets to Underworld LIVE at Heart Ibiza are also on sale now.

Day 2 - Thursday May 24th
8:00 am - 9:00 am

** WELLNESS SESSION **

YOGA

Hard Rock Hotel Rooftop

Briefing: Start your day right at IMS Ibiza with daily yoga practice on the Hard Rock Hotel rooftop, morning sessions will be led by Sophie Clyde and soundtracked by Pandora, providing the foundations for a productive and balanced summit day. Limited spots available, book now. info@internationalmusicsummit.com

9:30 am - 11:00 am

BY INVITATION
IMS BREAKFAST CLUB

Hosted by YGN: Young Guns Network

Tatel Restaurant, Hard Rock Hotel

Briefing: Disruptors: No Rules – One on One Senior executives meet with the next generation of music influencers in a one-on-one setting to discuss challenges and opportunities in the music industry.

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

CLOSED MEETING
AFEM: ASSOCIATION FOR ELECTRONIC MUSIC – EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING

IMS Meeting Room – Closed Session

Briefing: The second board meeting of the week for the Association for Electronic Music. If you want to know more about AFEM, contact Greg Marshall at greg@afemorg.net …

10:00 am - 11:00 am

PRODUCTION WORKSHOP – REALTIME VIDEO SYNTHESIS

PRESENTED BY BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC

Pierce Warnecke (Berklee College of Music, Assistant Professor, Spain)

Briefing: Berklee Valencia professor Pierce Warnecke will present a simple but effective approach to designing abstract geometric visuals for live performance using the V-Synth Library in Max.

11:00 am - 11:30 am

SEQUENCING THE GENOME: HOW TO GET YOUR MUSIC HEARD ON PANDORA

Jonathan Barnes (Pandora, Head of Label Licensing, USA)
Michael Addicott (Pandora, Manager of Curation, USA)

Briefing: The Pandora algorithm is discussed and defined by the leading US team including their Head of Curation for electronic music. A great opportunity to meet the team by the most unique of streaming platforms.

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

MESSENGER / BOTS 101

Tim Heineke (I am POP, Founder, Netherlands)
Harry Willis (I am POP, Head of Partnerships, UK)

Briefing: Tim Heineke is one of the leading experts in Messenger, the acceptable name for Bots! Tim heads up the I am POP organisation from the Netherlands and will reveal best practices for moving to a one-to-one relationship between artist and fans, and building new experiences on chat.

12:00 pm - 12:10 pm

INTRODUCING… PRS FOR MUSIC: HOW TECHNOLOGY IDENTIFIES MUSIC PLAYED BY DJS

Ashley Howard (PRS for Music, Dance Account Manager, UK)
Interviewed by Greg Marshall (AFEM, General Manager, UK)

Briefing: PRS for Music share their insights into running Music Recognition Technology in clubs and at festivals in the UK and their ground breaking work using this data for distribution to music creators and rightsholders.

12:10 pm - 12:15 pm

INTRODUCING… VEDRA

Phil Jordan (Vedra, CEO, UK)

Briefing: Vedra AI is disruptively innovating the market for online conversion rate optimisation through enterprise-level AI content-personalisation at an SME price point. Vedra Air enables brands to monetise their wifi connection and engage their customers in a meaningful – and GDPR compliant – way.

12:15 pm - 12:55 pm

THE CASE FOR: DRUG TESTING AT EVENTS – HOSTED BY THE LOOP

Fiona Measham (Durham University Professor of Criminology/The Loop Director, UK)
Freddie Fellowes (Secret Garden Party, Promoter, UK)
Jon Drape (Broadwick Live, Group Production Director, UK)

Moderator: Mark Lawrence (AFEM: Association for Electronic Music, CEO, UK)

Briefing: Fiona Measham returns to IMS to present The Case for drug testing at large events and clubs. Her organisation The Loop are in high-demand to increase testing at festivals and events as the world opens up to facing the reality of controlling this issue.

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

KID Talks: One-on-One Sessions

Hard Rock Hotel – Poolside

Briefing: 15-minute slots with Mike Malak (CODA Agency) to delve deeper into your questions on the industry side and artist side of things. Mike has a wide knowledge of the industry as a whole and will be happy to discuss in these sessions and provide guidance and time. KID Talks is a social enterprise focusing on encouraging young people to get ahead in the music industry and use their own resources available to get the ball rolling. To book your session please contact mikecalendars@gmail.com.

12:55 pm - 1:10 pm

INTRODUCING…REMEDY STATE

Presented by Blaise James (Remedy State, Co-Founder, USA) and Ben Turner (Remedy State, Co-Founder, USA)

Briefing: The first Remedy State in Ibiza, a satellite of IMS, will have just finished. Its two co-founders present the vision and the concept and share the learnings from this new wellness platform designed for professionals in the arts and entertainment industries.

1:10 pm - 1:35 pm

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW
BRADLEY GUNN RAVER

Bradley Gunn (Bradley Gunn Raver, UK)

Interviewed by Nick Decosemo (Mixmag, Global Editorial Director, USA)

Briefing: Bradley Gunn Raver is the viral sensation who is being invited around the world to bring his infectious, unstoppable dancing to their events. He has Asperger’s syndrome, but sober raving has helped him socialise with other people. A true human interest story and inspiration to us all…

1:35 pm - 2:20 pm

EMERGING PARTY DESTINATIONS

Darren James-Thomas (FMLY Agency, Director, UK) – Marrakech, Morocco
Gustavo Pereira (NEOPOP/BPM Portugal, CEO/Director, Portugal) – Algarve, Portugal
Hanene Ben Smail (Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE/Demind, Head of Marketing and Events, United Arab Emirates) – Dubai, UAE
Mark Newton (Broadwick Live, Director, UK) – Zcre Beach, Croatia Thomas Heyne (Scorpios Mykonos, Founder, Greece) – Mykonos, Greece
Vivie-Ann Bakos (BLOND:ISH, Artist, Canada) – Tulum, Mexico

Moderated by Ben Turner (IMS/Graphite, Co-Founder, UK)

Briefing: In recent years a world of new party destinations has matured. As Ibiza prices itself out of the market for many, we bring together the leading protagonists from Mykonos, Marrakech, Dubai, Tulum, Croatia and the Algarve in Portugal to find out the magic that is bringing thousands of new music tourists to their destinations.

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

✶✶ OFFICIAL EVENT / PARTY ✶✶

HEART IBIZA OPENING PRE PARTY SHOWCASE

Hard Rock Hotel – Poolside

ARACIL

Briefing: Heart Ibiza’s Opening pre-party will take place around the poolside of the Hard Rock Hotel, showcasing their resident DJ, ARACIL, whose sounds will warm you up for the official Opening party that evening at Heart, with Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons, Guy Laliberte and Satori (LIVE)!

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

** OFFICIAL EVENT / PARTY **

HEART IBIZA OPENING PRE PARTY SHOWCASE

Hard Rock Hotel – Poolside

ARACIL

Briefing: Heart Ibiza’s Opening pre-party will take place around the poolside of the Hard Rock Hotel, showcasing their resident DJ, ARACIL, who’s sounds will warm you up for the official Opening party that evening at Heart, with Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons, Guy Laliberte and Satori (LIVE)!

2:20 pm - 2:50 pm

FIRST ON SOUNDCLOUD: CELEBRATING INCLUSION, DIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY IN ELECTRONIC MUSIC

Eric Wahlforss (SoundCloud, Founder and Chief Product Officer, Germany)
Luz Diaz (Room 4 Resistance, DJ/Promoter/Founder, Germany)
Avril Ceballos (Futura Artist/Cómeme/Room 4 Resistance, Co-Founder/Manager/Member, Germany)

Briefing: The fireside chat will cover the importance of community in music, and how it helps to build, establish and grow music scenes and creator communities, as shared through the experiences and perspectives of Room for Resistance (R4R). Room 4 Resistance is a Berlin-based queer femme / non-binary forward collective focused on community-building and creating safer space & visibility for underrepresented artists in Dance Music.

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm

GIVE IT AWAY OR MAKE IT PAY

Chris Johnson (mau5trap, Label COO, USA)
Dean Wilson (Seven20, CEO, USA)
Jenni Cochrane (AEI Group, Director of Culture & Partnerships, UK)
Jon Rundell (Artist, UK)
Lohan Presencer (Ministry of Sound, Chairman, UK)
Matt Riley (AWAL, Senior Director of Creative, UK )
Simon Hills (Axtone, Label & Artist Manager, UK)
Stuart Knight (Toolroom, Managing Director, UK)

Moderated by Mark Lawrence (AFEM: Association for Electronic Music, CEO, UK)

Briefing: Electronic Music has embraced streaming like almost no other genre, yet opinion remains divided; should labels fight to protect revenue from downloads and vinyl or transform their businesses to maximise plays, in a world where purchase price is a thing of the past.  Cutting edge industry figures debate the full spectrum of business models and how the industry needs to evolve to make money from free.

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

DISRUPTORS, NO RULES – PRESENTED BY YOUNG GUNS NETWORK

Hannan Malik (NOWHERENEAR, Founder, UK)
Inder Phull (KRPT, Founder/CEO, UK)
Lauren Pavan (GRM Daily, COO, UK)
Mich Mellard (Sync Sync, Founder, UK)

Moderated by Cherie Hu (Billboard/Forbes, Tech Columnist, USA)

Briefing: Young Guns Network has been providing a meeting point for young, ambitious media professionals since 2013. Following its inception, over 1,500 under-30s have joined and continue to engage with the initiative’s events, conversations and, of course, other members. IMS is delighted to present this year’s focus – Disruptors!

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

MEET TEAM BLACK COFFEE

Amaru Da Costa (Black Coffee, Brand/Business Affairs, South Africa)
David Levy (WME, Partner, UK)
Lionel Marciano (Black Coffee, International Manager, USA)
Nkosinathi Maphumulo aka Black Coffee (Artist, South Africa)
Yann Pissenem (Hï Ibiza/Ushuaïa Ibiza, Owner/Founder/CEO, France)

Moderated by Nick DeCosemo (Mixmag, Global Editorial Director, USA)

Briefing: IMS brings together the leading members of the team for the global career of Black Coffee, with a specific focus on the second year of his Ibiza residency at Hï. Black Coffee’s career is moving at an incredible speed, so a perfect time to hear their strategic approach.

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

THE FUTURE OF WORK IN THE MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY – HOSTED BY FACEBOOK AND ELROW

Julien Lesaicherre (Workplace by Facebook, Director EMEA, UK)
Vicenc Marti (Elrow, President and Board Member, Spain)

Briefing: Exploring elrow’s use of Workplace by Facebook, and how this has had a positive impact on a team’s dynamic and internal communications. The talk will show through real-life examples the different ways that this tool can be used to stimulate creativity, bring together his team, and offering the employees a safe space for communication.

5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

✶✶ OFFICIAL EVENT / PARTY ✶✶

BURN RESIDENCY 2018 SHOWCASE

Hard Rock Hotel – Poolside

Briefing: BURN Residency returns to IMS, bringing 10 emerging DJs from across the world to play sets in front of industry leaders at the summit.

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

ADVERTISING & ELECTRONIC MUSIC

Christophe Caurret (BETC, Music Creative Director, France)
Jessica Ibgui (Buddemusic, Senior Marketing, Synch & Licensing Manager, France)
Kyle Hopkins (Microsoft Studios (Microsoft/Xbox), Head of Music Supervision, USA)

Moderated by Ben Turner (Earworm Music, Director, UK)

Briefing: What is the place of electronic music in advertising in the 21st Century? A team of leafocus on the reality of advertising sync opportunities for electronic music.

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

15 YEARS OF TOOLROOM RECORDS – INSPIRATION & INDEPENDENCE

Mark Knight (Toolroom, Artist, UK)
Stuart Knight (Toolroom, Managing Director, UK)

Interviewed by Mark Lawrence (AFEM: Association for Electronic Music, CEO, UK)

Briefing: Mark & Stuart Knight have built an incredible label for 15 years – consistently driving their sound forwards, fiercely remaining independent, and now with their own Academy to A&R the next generation of producers.

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

** OFFICIAL EVENT / PARTY **

BY INVITATION
AFEM LOUNGE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH TICKETMASTER, MIXMAG, NETPDV & M.A.A.C – CELEBRATING 5 YEARS OF AFEM…

Hard Rock Hotel Rooftop

Join the Association for Electronic Music for drinks at sunset with our members and friends to celebrate 5 years of the organisation and the launch of the exclusive ticketing partnership between Ticketmaster and MixMag. To find out more about AFEM, contact Greg Marshall – greg@afemorg.net

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

TOOLROOM ACADEMY A&R WORKSHOP

Mark Knight (Toolroom, Artist, UK)
Matt Smallwood (Toolroom, Label Manager/Head of A&R, UK)

Briefing: Submit your demo at the Toolroom stand located outside the summit room before 5pm Wednesday 24th February and receive feedback from the Toolroom A&R team.

8:30 pm - 12:00 am

SOUNDCLOUD & IMS IBIZA PRESENT THE INFLUENCERS DINNER

Ibiza Food Studio, Sa Penya

Briefing: Soundcloud and IMS host an intimate dinner for industry leaders to network and reflect upon events of the summit. Hosted at the Ibiza Food Studio, tucked away in the maze of cobbled streets in the fisherman’s quarter of Ibiza old town and neighbouring the UNESCO site Dalt Vila, run by ex Nobu chef Boris Buono. Guests will enjoy a bespoke tasting menu, inventive and surprising in design and showcasing the best of local produce.

11:00 pm - 6:30 am

✶✶ OFFICIAL EVENT / PARTY ✶✶

HEART OPENING PARTY

Heart Ibiza, Marina Botafoch. Free for delegates before 00:00. Please show IMS wristband on arrival.

Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons, Guy Laliberte, Satori (LIVE)

Briefing: Heart Ibiza returns this year with a newly curated LIVE DINNER EXPERIENCE and Show concept! Join the Opening to find out, reservations are now open! Along with a selection of old and new residencies for the season; Heart Factory, La Troya, Do Not Sit at Heart with BEHROUZ, Be Crazy with Jean Claude Ades, Saga with Bedouin…and more to be announced…

 

11:59 pm - 6:00 am

✶✶ OFFICIAL EVENT / PARTY ✶✶

SANKEYS IBIZA – UNUSUAL SUSPECTS

Sankeys Ibiza Carrer de les Alzines, Playa d’en Bossa.

Free for delegates. Please show IMS wristband on arrival.

Praslesh, Rick Maia, Shonky, Frank Storm, Federico Grazzini

 

11:59 pm - 6:00 am

✶✶ OFFICIAL EVENT / PARTY ✶✶

ROBIN SCHULZ & FRIENDS

Pacha, Ibiza Town.

Free for delegates before 02:30. Please show IMS wristband on arrival.

Robin Schulz, Hugel, Alle Farben

Day 3 - Friday May 25th
8:00 am - 9:00 am

** WELLNESS SESSION **

YOGA

Hard Rock Hotel Rooftop

Briefing: Start your day right at IMS Ibiza with daily yoga practice on the Hard Rock Hotel rooftop, morning sessions will be led by Sophie Clyde and soundtracked by Pandora, providing the foundations for a productive and balanced summit day. Limited spots available, book now. info@internationalmusicsummit.com

9:30 am - 11:00 am

BY INVITATION
IMS BREAKFAST CLUB

Hosted by Remedy State & IMS: International Music Summit

Tatel Restaurant, Hard Rock Hotel

Briefing: The third Breakfast Club is hosted by IMS and Remedy State – the new wellness initiative launched by Ben Turner and Blaise James – designed to help the welfare of people in the Arts & Entertainment industry.

10:00 am - 11:00 am

POINT BLANK PRESENTS…DJ SKILLS MASTERCLASS – ANDREA OLIVA

Andrea Oliva (Artist, Switzerland)
Declan McGlynn (Point Blank, Music Journalist, UK)

Briefing: Point Blank’s Declan McGlynn hosts Ants resident Andrea Oliva for a DJ Skills masterclass, where he will give insight into his approach to DJing and performing to a live crowd.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

CLOSED MEETING
AFEM: ASSOCIATION FOR ELECTRONIC MUSIC – WORKING GROUP

Briefing: Get Played Get Paid / CMO Relations Working Group. If you want to know more about AFEM contact Greg Marshall at greg@afemorg.net

11:00 am - 11:30 am

BURN RESIDENCY AND DJ MAG PRESENT…HOW TO BECOME AN INTERNATIONAL TOURING DJ

Eóin Smyth (Game Over, Co-founder/Director, Ireland)
Loco Dice (Artist, Germany)
Nastia (Artist, Ukraine)
Philipp Straub (Burn Residency, Head Mentor, Austria)

Moderated by Charlotte Cijffers (DJ Magazine, Digital Editor, UK)

Briefing: This year sees BURN Residency evolve into a 9-month programme that provides 10 emerging DJs opportunities to build their careers outside of their home country. In partnership with DJ Mag, BURN Residency host a discussion on becoming an international touring DJ.

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

ARTIST TAX 101

Maximilien Jazani (Manswell Law Firm, Lawyer, France)
Thomas St John (Thomas St John, Director, USA)

Briefing: Two of the world’s leading authorities on global Artist Taxation meet to help explain best practices for artists, managers and accountants. Do not miss this insight! Both representatives of some of the world’s biggest talents will continue after the talk for a deeper dive.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CLOSED MEETING
AFEM: ASSOCIATION FOR ELECTRONIC MUSIC – WORKING GROUP

Briefing: Diversity & Inclusion Working Group. If you want to know more about AFEM contact Greg Marshall at greg@afemorg.net

12:00 pm - 12:05 pm

INTRODUCING…BEAT FEVER

Seth Combs (Beat Fever, CMO, Global)

Briefing: Since launching in August, Beat Fever has amassed over 8.6 million players in the top mobile music game in the world. Connecting artists and music fans like never before, Beat Fever licenses, gamifies and markets songs from all genres, driving millions streams and views to Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and more…

12:05 pm - 12:45 pm

BLACK ROCK CITY x IBIZA: CULTURAL OPPOSITES OR KINDRED SPIRITS?

Dominique Debucquoy-Dodley (Burning Man Project, Communications Manager, USA)
Seth Troxler (Artist, USA)

Moderated by Jonathan Barnes (Pandora, Head of Label Licensing, USA) and Jay Gregory (Airpusher Collective, Co-Founder/Event Producer, USA)

Briefing: Freedom, self-expression, inspiration. Built at the intersection of nature and art. But threatened by commercialization and overrun by dance music; turning into a place for jet-setters and rich hippies. Are we talking about Burning Man or Ibiza? Lovers of both communities come together to explore and dissect misperceptions of two culture creators.

12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

THE GREAT ANNUAL IBIZA DEBATE

Bedouin’s Tamer Malki (Artist, USA)
Behrouz (Do Not Sit on the Furniture, Owner/Curator, USA)
Danny Tenaglia (Artist, USA)
Doumi Busturia (Woomoon/Storytellers, Founder, Spain)
Daniel Schoeps (Solomun Manager, Under My Spell, Germany)
Jessica Capaz (Pacha Group, Artistic Director, Spain)
Paco Osuna (Artist, Spain)

Moderated by Grego O’Halloran (Journalist, UK)

Briefing: The annual Ibiza debate always sparks insightful thoughts and this year the talk is enhanced by leading artists plus the manager of Solomun and Jessica Capaz from Pacha.

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

25 YEARS OF SONAR – SHAPING UNDERGROUND CULTURE

Enric Palau (Sónar Festival, Co-Director, Spain)
Georgia Taglietti (Sónar Festival, Head of Communications, Spain)

Interviewed by Ben Turner (IMS/Graphite, Co-Founder, UK)

Briefing: 25 Years condensed into 30 minutes? IMS will do its best to do justice to one of the most legendary electronic brands of our time… IMS welcomes co-founder Enric Palau and their much-loved Head of Communications, Georgia Taglietti.

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

5 YEARS OF AFEM: ASSOCIATION FOR ELECTRONIC MUSIC

Ben Turner (AFEM, Co-Founder/Co-Chair, UK)
Greg Marshall (AFEM, General Manager, UK)
Kurosh Nasseri (AFEM,Co-Founder/Co-Chair, USA)
Mark Lawrence (AFEM, CEO, UK)

Briefing: The Association for Electronic Music was created after a public vote at IMS about the need to create a trade organisation to serve the best interests of the global eco-system of electronic music. Today, five years on, its founders and key principles discuss their achievements and plans for the future and introduce the roles of two new key individuals.

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

25 YEARS OF POSITIVA RECORDS – THE CHANGING FACE OF A&R

Dave Lambert (Positiva, Head of A&R: 1993-1998, UK)
Jason Ellis (Positiva/Virgin Records, A&R Director: 2008-present, UK)
Nick Halkes (Positiva/EMI Dance, Founder/Managing Director: 1993-1999, UK)
Interviewed by Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1, Broadcaster, UK)

Briefing: IMS brings together the leading figureheads of the Positiva Records label – from its inception inside EMI, to the global careers it’s launched and where it stands today….still strong, still relevant and in the steady hands of its A&R director Jason Ellis.

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

INTERACTIVE
IMS VOTE – HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC

Hosted by Ben Turner (IMS/Graphite, Co-Founder, UK) & Danny Whittle (IMS, Partner, Ibiza)

Briefing: The annual voting opportunity for your voice to be heard in the issues of the day. Always a fun and insightful moment to understand what the IMS delegates are thinking…

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

✶✶ OFFICIAL EVENT / PARTY ✶✶

FIESTA & BULLSHIT SHOWCASE

Hard Rock Hotel – Poolside

Briefing: Innovation, creation and a team that’s in constant expansion, have placed the media brand in position as one of the most influential in the Spanish electronic music scene. Fiesta&Bullshit will be at IMS for the first time, with a showcase and very special guests.

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

PRACTICAL PARENTING – HOSTED BY SHESAID.SO

Dean Wilson (Seven20, CEO, USA)
Ed Karney (GRADE Management, Director, UK)
Jenni Cochrane (AEI Group, Director of Culture & Partnerships, UK)
La Fleur (Artist, Sweden)
Lohan Presencer (Ministry of Sound, Chairman, UK)
Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1, Broadcaster, UK)

Moderated by Andreea Magdalina (Shesaid.so, Founder, USA)

Briefing: Becoming a parent is traditionally perceived as a hindrance in one’s career in the music business, particularly if you’re a woman or an artist, in general. Our discussion aims to create more awareness in this space, remove the existing taboo around juggling family life with work and ultimately give parenthood a renewed, positive status in the workplace. At shesaid.so we strongly believe that a change in perception around parenthood in music will positively impact the industry ecosystem, both from a diversity as well as a commercial angle.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW – IN THE STUDIO WITH… DEADMAU5

Joel Zimmerman aka deadmau5/testpilot (Artist, Canada)

Interviewed by Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1, Broadcaster, UK)

Briefing: IMS is proud to host an interview live from the recording studio of Joel Zimmerman aka deadmau5 and testpilot. One of the most outspoken and visionary artists of our times, Pete Tong will drive a discussion touching on all aspects of past, present and future… Do not miss!

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW – DEAN WILSON

Dean Wilson (Seven20 Management, CEO, UK)

Interviewed by Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1, Broadcaster, UK)

Briefing: Dean Wilson is one of the most successful and most respected artist managers in the electronic music business, co-founder of ThreeSixZero, long-term manager of deadmau5, and now representing his new company, Seven20 Management.

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

CLOSED MEETING
AFEM: ASSOCIATION FOR ELECTRONIC MUSIC – WORKING GROUP

Briefing: AFEM Mental & Physical Health Working Group. If you want to know more about AFEM contact Greg Marshall at greg@afemorg.net

5:00 pm - 12:00 am

✶✶ OFFICIAL EVENT / PARTY ✶✶

IMS DALT VILA IN ASSOCIATION WITH PIONEER DJ

Dalt Vila, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ibiza Town

Set Times:

17.00-18.00 Burn Residents  

18.00-19.00 Paco Osuna b2b Andrea Oliva  

19.00-20.00 Peggy Gou b2b Jackmaster

20.00-21.00 Pete Tong b2b Bedouin

21.00-22.00 Dubfire b2b Nastia

22.00-23.00 Danny Tenaglia b2b Guy Gerber  

23.00-00.00 Sven Väth

Briefing: Another incredible IMS Dalt Vila event with a strong line-up and some special pairings including the debuts of many leading underground talents to this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

** OFFICIAL EVENT / PARTY **

BY INVITATION
ASPIRE TO INSPIRE
HOSTED BY SHESAID.SO, AEI, IMS, AND ABSOLUT

Casa Maca, Can Palau De Dalt, Ibiza Town

Briefing: Positive and inspiring networking drinks event that shows the change we want to see in the music industry pertaining to mental health, equality, diversity, and creativity.

11:59 pm - 7:00 am

✶✶ OFFICIAL EVENT / PARTY ✶✶

HOT SINCE 82 – A  LABYRINTH STORY – OPENING PARTY

Pacha, Ibiza Town. Free for delegates before 02:30. Please show IMS wristband on arrival.

Hot Since 82, Matthias Tanzmann, Butch, La Fleur

Briefing: The second year of Hot Since 82’s Labyrinth concept at Pacha.

11:59 pm - 7:00 am

✶✶ OFFICIAL EVENT / PARTY ✶✶

PRIVILEGE OPENING PARTY

Privilege, San Rafael. Free for delegates before 02:30. Please show IMS wristband on arrival.

Faithless (DJ set), David Morales, Danny Avila, Sascha b2b Kolsch, Darius Syrossian, Guti (live), Nick Curly

Briefing: Privilege made a big comeback in 2017. How will the season begin? Check Sasha and many others way into the night…

Day 4 - Saturday May 26th
2:00 pm - 12:00 am

✶✶ OFFICIAL EVENT / PARTY ✶✶

USHUAÏA IBIZA OPENING PARTY | ANTS TAKEOVER #2

Ushuaïa, Playa Den Bossa, Free for all IMS delegates before 20:00 via press entrance. Please show IMS wristband on arrival.

Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer, Maya Jane Coles, Andrea Oliva, Hito, Francisco Allendes

Briefing: Ants returns with their biggest line-ups to date and a huge opening party featuring Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer and Maya Jane Coles.

11:00 pm - 7:00 am

✶✶ OFFICIAL EVENT / PARTY ✶✶

ELROW IBIZA OPENING PARTY

Amnesia, San Rafael. Limited Free entry for delegates via VIP entrance. Please show IMS wristband AND badge on arrival.

Pan-Pot (all night long), Steve Lawler, Technasia, Marc Maya, Toni Varga, Bastian Bux

Briefing: Elrow at Amnesia was a huge success story in 2017. We expect another huge year for this Spanish-created concept designed to downplay the focus on the guest DJ.

11:59 pm - 6:00 am

✶✶ OFFICIAL EVENT / PARTY ✶✶

Hï IBIZA & BLACK COFFEE OPENING PARTY

Hï, Playa Den Bossa. Free for IMS delegates all night via press entrance. Please show IMS wristband on arrival.

Black Coffee, &ME, Audiofly, Blond:ish, Guy Mantzur, Housekeeping, Mandar, Salomé, Serge Devant, Themba

Briefing: Hï’s second year looks strong with Black Coffee and Tale of Us both hosting weekly residencies.

11:59 pm - 6:00 am

✶✶ OFFICIAL EVENT / PARTY ✶✶

PURE PACHA – PARIS BY NIGHT OPENING PARTY

Pacha, Ibiza Town, Free for all IMS delegates before 02:30. Please show IMS wristband on arrival.

Bob Sinclar, Felix Da Housecat, Todd Terry, Lunas

Briefing: The much loved Pure Pacha night returns again for a successful season!

Day 5 - Sunday May 27th
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

✶✶ OFFICIAL EVENT / PARTY ✶✶

RUMOURS

Destino, Cap Martinet. Free entry for delegates

Guy Gerber, Bas Ibellini, NonCitizens

Briefing: The popular outside day party Rumours returns to Destino for another successful summer.